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International Congress on Maritime Sciences begins in Cuba

November 17, 2015, 8:52 UTC+3 HAVANA
Aftermaths of human activities and risk management, the impact of climate change on marine biological diversity, and the impact of biotechnologies of foodstuff security will be discussed
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HAVANA, November 17. /TASS/. More than 400 delegates from fifteen countries are taking part in the 10th International Congress on Sea Sciences Marcuba’2015 that opened in Havana on Monday. Its main objective is to pool sciences involved in the management of maritime resources.

The program features the symposiums devoted to the aftermaths of human activities and risk management, the impact of climate change on marine biological diversity, and the impact of biotechnologies of foodstuff security.

On the day of opening of the forum, a group of Cuban scientists and activists related to the studies of marine biological systems received high-rank awards, including national prizes for achievements in marine sciences.

One of the five winners of this year’s prizes is Lyuba Shabalina, a native of the Soviet Union who moved to Cuba in the 1970’s and who has excelled as the chairman of Marcuba congresses board of researchers.

The program of the forum that will last through to November 20 includes an exhibition and a fair showing sea foods and services of various Cuban manufacturers.

Apart from the Cubans, the congress has brought together the delegates from the US, Mexico, Chili, Brazil, Ecuador, El Salvador, Italy, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Britain.

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